On January 16th I attended the Wisconsin Counties Association County Ambassador Program. Several State Senators, Representatives, and staff engaged with the legislative agenda established by the Wisconsin Counties Association. Director of Dane County Human Services, Lynn Green, Juvenile Court Administrator of the Juvenile Reception Center, John Bauman, and I presented the four different topics.
Director Green led the team in presenting Children and Family Aids Allocation Increase. Administrator Bauman then discussed Secured Residential Care Centers for Children and Youth, and the impact of the state youth center closures. I talked briefly about the need to continue upgrades to our 911 system across the state, and provide ongoing maintenance funding with the Grants for Public Safety Answering Points, and in addition to the final point regarding Court-Appointed Attorney Compensation.
February 5 and 6 I will attend the WCA Legislative Exchange in Madison. In March, I will attend my first board meeting as a member of the WCA Board, a position Supervisor Kolar has held previously. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell also serves this body.